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Guide to the S. R. Norton letters MSS.1059

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Author:

Finding aid prepared by Kristi Robinson and Donnelly Lancaster Walton

Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@bama.ua.edu

2006

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2009-08-28T14:52-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

S. R. Norton letters

Unit ID:

MSS.1059

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.35 Linear feet 35 items

Dates:

1864-1865

Abstract:

Letters of a soldier in the 18th Michigan Infantry to his wife, written from Decatur, Stevenson, and Huntsville, Alabama and Nashville, Tennessee, 1864-65.

Scope and Contents note

A collection of letters to his wife, Hattie E. Norton, Box 89, Adrian, Michigan, written from Decatur, Stevenson, and Huntsville, Alabama and Nashville, Tennessee. Describes his and his regiment's activities in holding Decatur during the summer and fall of 1864 and the evacuation of Decatur and Huntsville in late November, as General Hood's army moved north into Tennessee. There are no letters for the period from late December 1864 until May 1865. Most of the letters are written from Decatur. Norton describes living conditions, the layout of camp, his quarters, and fortifications about Decatur. Includes news of his health (he may have suffered from malaria), rumors of Confederate troop movements, news of camp, including a raid on a sutler and complaints of late pay. Several times he explains that news of his regiment's activities in the papers at home is highly exaggerated. The letters from May 1865 were written from Huntsville, where his regiment was engaged in rounding up stray Confederates and bushwhackers, taking paroles, and speculating on the regiment's mustering out.

Processing Information:

Processed by

Kristi Robinson, 2003; updated by Donnelly Lancaster, 2006

Preferred Citation:

S. R. Norton letters, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Acquisition Information:

Purchased from Charles Apfelbaum, 1998

Biographical/Historical note

Union soldier from Adrian, Michigan. Orderly sergeant, Company B, 18th Michigan Infantry until late October 1864, when he was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant and assigned to Company G of the same regiment.

Correspondence S. R. Norton to Hattie Norton Box 5805 Folder 4

S. R. Norton to Hattie Norton Box 5805 Folder 4

S. R. Norton to Hattie Norton Box 5805 Folder 4

S. R. Norton to Hattie Norton Box 5805 Folder 4

S. R. Norton to Hattie Norton Box 5805 Folder 4

S. R. Norton to Hattie Norton Box 5805 Folder 4

S. R. Norton to Hattie Norton Box 5805 Folder 4

S. R. Norton to Hattie Norton Box 5805 Folder 4

S. R. Norton to Hattie Norton Box 5805 Folder 4

S. R. Norton to Hattie Norton Box 5805 Folder 4

S. R. Norton to Hattie Norton Box 5805 Folder 4

S. R. Norton to Hattie Norton Box 5805 Folder 4

S. R. Norton to Hattie Norton Box 5805 Folder 4

S. R. Norton to Hattie Norton Box 5805 Folder 4

S. R. Norton to Hattie Norton Box 5805 Folder 4

S. R. Norton to Hattie Norton Box 5805 Folder 4

Letter from S. R. Norton to Hattie Norton, 1864-08-28 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/4068

Letter from S. R. Norton to Hattie Norton, 1864-08-31 [letter one] http://purl.lib.ua.edu/4069

Letter from S. R. Norton to Hattie Norton, 1864-09-13 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/21169

Letter from S. R. Norton to Hattie Norton, 1864-09-22 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/21170

Letter from S. R. Norton to Hattie Norton, 1864-09-27 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/21171

Letter from S. R. Norton to Hattie Norton, 1864-09-30 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/21172

Letter from S. R. Norton to Hattie Norton, 1864-10-16 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/21173

Letter from S. R. Norton to Hattie Norton, 1864-08-31 [letter two] http://purl.lib.ua.edu/21174

Letter from S. R. Norton to Hattie Norton, 1864-07-06 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/21176

Letter from S. R. Norton to Hattie Norton, 1864-07-03 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/21177

Letter from S. R. Norton to Hattie Norton, 1864-07-10 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/21178

Letter from S. R. Norton to Hattie Norton, 1864-06-14 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/21179

Letter from S. R. Norton to Hattie Norton, 1864-06-19 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/21180

Letter from S. R. Norton to Hattie Norton, 1864-06-24 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/21181

Letter from S. R. Norton to Hattie Norton, 1864-06-26 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/21182

Letter from S. R. Norton to Hattie Norton, 1864-06-29 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/21183

Correspondence S. R. Norton to Hattie Norton Box 5805 Folder 5

S. R. Norton to Hattie Norton Box 5805 Folder 5

S. R. Norton to Hattie Norton Box 5805 Folder 5

S. R. Norton to Hattie Norton Box 5805 Folder 5

S. R. Norton to Hattie Norton Box 5805 Folder 5

S. R. Norton to Hattie Norton Box 5805 Folder 5

S. R. Norton to Hattie Norton Box 5805 Folder 5

S. R. Norton to Hattie Norton Box 5805 Folder 5

S. R. Norton to Hattie Norton Box 5805 Folder 5

S. R. Norton to Hattie Norton, Box 5805 Folder 5

S. R. Norton to Hattie Norton, Box 5805 Folder 5

S. R. Norton to Hattie Norton Box 5805 Folder 5

S. R. Norton to Hattie Norton Box 5805 Folder 5

S. R. Norton to Hattie Norton Box 5805 Folder 5

Letter from S. R. Norton to Hattie Norton, 1864-12-06 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/21168

Letter from S. R. Norton to Hattie Norton, 1864-12-17] http://purl.lib.ua.edu/21175

Letter from S. R. Norton to Hattie Norton, 1865-05-17 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/21184

Letter from S. R. Norton to Hattie Norton, 1865-05-14 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/21185

Letter from S. R. Norton to Hattie Norton, 1865-05-21 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/21186

Letter from S. R. Norton to Hattie Norton, 1864-11-07 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/21187

Letter from S. R. Norton to Hattie Norton, 1864-11-06 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/21188

Letter from S. R. Norton to Hattie Norton, 1864-11-16 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/21189

Letter from S. R. Norton to Hattie Norton, 1864-11-13 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/21190

Letter from S. R. Norton to Hattie Norton, 1864-11-19 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/21191

Letter from S. R. Norton to Hattie Norton, 1864-10-28 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/21192

Letter from S. R. Norton to Hattie Norton, 1864-10-25 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/21193

Box 5808 Folder 5

Letter from S. R. Norton to Hattie Norton, 1864-10-30 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/21194